Wednesday, May 30, 2007


A friend and I went to Finale at Harvard Square last night for dinner and dessert last night. My first dine- outside of the summer. I have not been there for a long while. We had some serious dessert orgy. After the "Prelude", we shared the "Fantasia for two" and the "Molten Chocolate". It was quite a sugar high-felt really good. They are serious about Chocolate! Weather was perfect. I was ecstatic about finally getting my car.

Today I had my very last group meeting in my current lab. I also tried to draft a job description for an associate. It is really happening!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Buying a car

I bought a car over the weekend for my upcoming commute to work. This sounds really serious, doesn't it-"commute to work". No more walking to the lab whenever I want. It really hasn't totally sunk in yet, but slowly it is, because of things like buying a car, taking care of insurance, parking, EZ-PASS etc. etc.

It was funny- before I went to look for a car, I acclaimed to friends that I want nothing to do with sunroof or moonroof, no need for anything powered except the steering, which is default for any car nowadays any how. Now I have to eat my words- I bought a car basically with EVERYTHING I didn't plan to pay for: moonroof, power windows, locks, mirrors, ABS... There is even an elbow rest on the driver's side. Yippee! The only thing missing is a remote starter, which can be handy when it is -10F outside I suppose.

So my new baby is a 2001 Honda Civic EX. I cannot wait for the new freedom, but there is also the responsibility=P.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


I am both excited and terrified.

I am going to step out of the ivory tower after what has been my whole life!

So this is it. I am going to step into the real world, and have a real job. I am going to be part of the "Corporate America".

Everything will be new. There will be lots of unknown. The reset button is pushed. I am starting all over again. It seems that the older I am, the scarier it gets to start anew. I guess it's because experience taught me what "hurt" feels =).


Saturday, May 19, 2007

Super Hero's life

Spiderman 3 is out but did not get good reviews. I did some catch up on my homework and watched Spderman 2 finally. It is really quite good. So the life of a super hero really sucks sometimes- just like us commoners. He is never gonna get a break. Do we?

I need to figure out when to go home to see my parents again. That is my conclusion after watching the movie.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Tornado Watch

We had Tornado Watch in West Mass. today. Tornado in Mass.? Some renegade tornado it was. Well. It certainly looked really ominous outside this afternoon. The temperature also dropped like 25 F. It is typical Boston weather- at least the pollen level will drop tomorrow.

A colleague just had twin boys- Dennis and Calvin. =D. They are certainly cute babies. I hope the parents won't regret their name choices when the kids turn 3. Just hide the comics- don't give them any ideas!

A researcher I know at TCH here in on Charlie Rose about stem cells tonight. I am very curious how nervous he feels.

BTW, I think the Prof. is at the best place to do science. He is probably surrounded with the highest concentration of smart people and creativity.